db San Antonio Hotel & Spa
Kitted out with contemporary fixtures and fittings, this fancy 4 star property has relaxation written all over it. Location-wise, it sits in the centre of Qawra adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea with an artificial beach on your doorstep, making it the perfect option for lazy days in the sun.
Speaking of sun, the hotel also comes with some swanky features including an adults only rooftop pool as well as a hammam room covered in mosaic tiles. As for dining, its All Inclusive programme is second to none with a coffee shop, a la carte and buffet eateries all onsite.
Mediterranean vistas and family options
Whatever your preferences, there’s a good choice of accommodation types when you come to db San Antonio Hotel & Spa. Among its 416 rooms, you’ll find everything from twin options to double alternatives and family-sized stays. With air conditioning, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi as standard, all of the essentials have been taken care of.
When it comes to decor, these modern spaces have a vibrant feel with patterned bedding and a bold colour scheme throughout. For a fancy upgrade, the hotel also comes with swanky suites with balcony views stretching all the way to Malta’s sister islands – Comino and Gozo.
Indulge until your heart’s content
This hotel comes has a fantastic All Inclusive option, ideal for those looking to indulge. With five themed restaurants alongside snack options and a choice of bars, your mouth won’t stop watering.
Guéliz Restaurant: Serving all your meals, this is the hotel’s main buffet stop. There’s a wide range of choices here with plenty of English favourites come breakfast such as sausages and eggs. As for lunch, expect everything from salads to meat dishes and pasta followed by tasty desserts. Dinner, on the other hand, comes with an array of international options with Maltese nights every Thursday.
Tagine Restaurant: This Moorish style eatery is a fantastic spot for dinner with its Indian and Moroccan fused dishes. Whether you’re looking for spiced curries or meat-filled tagines, head here from 6.30pm to 9.30pm and see what all the fuss is about.
Q-Zins restaurant: Found on the hotel’s rooftop, dine al fresco at this dinner-only venue serving authentic Maltese dishes.
Taza Restaurant: This adults only restaurant comes with an additional charge due to its high-quality cuisine. Serving Mediterranean favourites a la carte style, it’s a must for foodies.
Yushan Restaurant: If it’s oriental food you’re after, this buffet style eatery invites you to indulge from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. With a range of live cooking stations accompanied by Asian chefs, expect flavoursome dishes prepared from scratch.
dBistro à la carte restaurant: This fancy a la carte option open from 7pm to 10.30pm, is definitely worth a visit. Serving Mediterranean classics in an open-air setting, savour the tastiest pizzas alongside fresh seafood options and premium cuts of meat.
Café Maroc: Opening from 10am, this daytime cafe serves everything from light savoury options to hot drinks along with a selection of delicate pastries and decadent cakes.
Kosy Bar: Hosting the hotel’s evening entertainment with an attached outdoor terrace, this late-closing venue whips up the finest cocktails and coffees.
Taza Sky Bar: If you’re looking for some child-free drinks, then this is the spot! It’s elevated position on the rooftop is the main attraction as guests can take in matchless views as they sip their tipple of choice.
*Please note – some venues are seasonal dependant on the weather.
A stack of facilities
When you’re not taking advantage of your close proximity to the nearby beach, you’ve got three pools waiting for your arrival. The main outdoor area is a roomy option with plenty of sunloungers and palm tree surroundings, while the infinity rooftop number promises more relaxed dips thanks to its over 16s status.
There’s also an activity team on hand to ramp up the fun, whether you want to join in on an organised game of beach volleyball or show off your moves with a dance class. When little ones aren’t making friends in the kids’ club, they’ll love the pirate boat featuring two waterslides. Teens, on the other hand, will prefer the interactive room, where you’ll find a number of games consoles with the PS4, Nintendo and Wii among its many offerings. Over in the spa, expect Moroccan style pampering with a traditional hammam thrown into the mix.
Found in the north of Malta among Qawra’s action, which is part of the group of villages that includes Buġibba and St. Paul’s Bay, you’ve bagged a great location. With a good collection of bars and restaurants on hand, there’s plenty of reason to leave the confines of your hotel. But for additional offerings, Bugibba is just 15 minutes further, where the nightlife is pumping.
The nearby beach is ideal for days sprawled out on the sand, or you can always see what the country’s capital has to offer with its UNESCO-listed landmarks just a short drive away.